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The most abused NDT?

NEWS NEWS Visual Inspection Testing (VT) is the most abused form of NDT by any stretch of the imagination. More than likely every fabricator that has a quality department, who don’t drink coffee all day, have steps in their fabrication process for a visual inspection....

6 TIPS for writing a good Inspection and Test Plan (ITP)

NEWS NEWS Inspection and test plans probably the most important documents for the Quality Control of a construction project. A clear, robust and concise ITP will make things on site easy, it will define each party’s responsibilities during the works and after all it...

WHAT IS THE INSPECTION AND TEST PLAN (ITP)?

NEWS NEWS General: This article is to provide a brief description of quality plan and inspection & testing plan (ITP) for equipment and materials to be procured by CONTRACTOR for Oil & Gas EPCI Project. What is Quality Plan? Quality plan is document (3.7.2)...

Welding & Welding Inspection

NEWS NEWS Terminology Use of the correct terminology is important. Frequently the terms ‘weld’ and ‘joint’ are used incorrectly. Exact definitions are given in AWS A3.0 Welding (Metallurgical Joining) • Welding is a process for joining two pieces of metals by...

Quality Inspections

To ensure quality welds, it is important to have a quality weld inspection program in place. In order to do so, a company must understand how to evaluate weld characteristics, determine weld quality, and have a welding inspector capable of performing a number of different testing methods.

A welding inspector’s tools of the trade

NEWS NEWS [cmd_header_post_shortcode] Weld inspectors, especially those who are new to the trade, put a lot of emphasis on the equipment needed to do the job: flashlight, mirror, high-low gauge, pit gauge, bridge camera, and a borescope. However, this isn’t the entire...

Upfront welding inspection considerations

NEWS NEWS [cmd_header_post_shortcode] Welding inspection involves much more than simply checking the accuracy of welds after they are made. Inspectors must be knowledgeable about codes, standards, materials, and other fabricating processes. Welding inspection is not...

Welding Inspector Qualification

NEWS NEWS [cmd_header_post_shortcode] Though not always visible, welding is important to all kinds of object, from the small to cars and buildings. Because welding affects people's lives, it is important that inspectors check the work of welders for safety on a...